Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A habitual doer of; an enthusiast for.‘my father was a great one for buying gadgets’
- ‘He was a great one for talking to people and a very amusing character.’
- ‘He was known as Louis the debonair and he was apparently a great one for the girls and also a great one for the cameras.’
- ‘Annie is a great one for sending her best wishes to others in the community.’
- ‘I'm not a great one for e-mail campaigns and joining in protests, probably mostly because I'm just not a ‘joining’ sort of person, but I found that this horrific story just demands action.’
- ‘I've never been a great one for ballet, and classical ballet, in particular, has pretty much passed me by.’
- ‘She was a great one for reaching out and helping people.’
- ‘I'm not a great one for looking too far ahead and there has been no talk about my future as far as I'm aware.’
- ‘My father wasn't a great one for books, although he read the newspaper carefully, listened to radio broadcasts of the news and sport, and encouraged me to read.’
- ‘He said: ‘This year has been a great one for drug enforcement, but not so good for drug dealers.’’
- ‘In truth, I'm not a great one for beauty contests at the best of times.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.